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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
In the spirit of most Trappist breweries, Patriarch is our “patersbier” or “father’s beer” that will only be available within the brewery at Idle Hands. Our patersbier is a lighter, Belgian single style beer. Patriarch is the first beer in the Idle Hands family lineage that we brew in order to promulgate the Idle Hands Craft Ales yeast. For a limited time, we will be sampling and selling growlers of Patriarch at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Draught at Glenville Stops, 8/7/15.
Good clarity, light blonde and has a moderately well-retained white head atop.
Soft esters, honey and other pale malt notes all are quite gentle/graceful on the nose. Light hops are grassy, lightly herbal and feel very at home here. Again, so nice to not have a "we made a belgian golden with a twist!" beer (twist being out-of-place American hops). Flowers, a touch of perfume from the yeast and more dough and bread-like maltiness on the finish, with no alcohol or flaws noted.
Soft, supple malt texture with light honey, graham cracker and other pale grain notes joined by soft, floral and lightly spicy hop notes towards the finish. Very reserved yeast notes provide yellow fruit notes (light apricot, light orange, no peach and very little banana) and little/no acidity. Just a touch of white pepper-like phenols and no alcohol or flaws. Very well-done beer. It’s malty but still well-attenuated with no messy/sloppy Americanized phenols/esters and no astringent or sourdough-like malt character. Like River North Quandary, perhaps not the most complex beer in the world, but that’s fine with me if it means a cleaner, more reserved, less messy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2711) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2015
From the 500 ml. bottle, bottled in February 2015. Slightly hazy yellow-olive with a small and quick fizzy white head. The aroma is toasted bread, toasted biscuit, pepper, spice, and grass. Light yet creamy body. Toasted sweetness in the flavor top start with a clean, crisp mildly hopped finish that lingers dryly but only for a moment. Easy to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Decent stuff. Bready malts, light raisin, fruity and light toffee. Mild sweetness, with smooth easy drink ability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Bottle from brewery. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon, bubblegum, spicy Belgian yeast, pear, lemon, doughy toasted bread and grass. Lighter medium body. Tasty and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
pretty easy drinkin rew @ pub. grainy bready malts. soft musty grape fruit. hint of green raisin. good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexfranko (10) - - FEB 15, 2014
Nice golden color. Good yeast flavor with a nice crisp finish. Strong doughy taste from the yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
on draft at the brewery a tasty easy belgian table beer, this is great and i like it. Good belgian beer, i miss these

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Marshmallow aromas. Dry with sweet biscuit and yeast front to back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk, touch buttery, yeast and grain. Medium bodied, smooth and crisp, lemon and light grain. Lovely, dry and bright, quenching and crisp. Very nice, super clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Hazy yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of slightly sour straw. Taste is rising white bread dough and lemon peel. Not bad.

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